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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Xaine99
Heh, just make sure you don't go building a windows system with that much ram. The only MS Windows that can handle 32GB or more is Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition.


(Quote from Microsoft 555223)

My windows X64 bit pro can handle 128 gb of ram,,


where as server 2003 data center can handle 32 proccesors on one windows install and also 1 terrabyte of ram,,, lol,,, but obviously its a server not a desktop OS,,, although,, the windows X64 is a desktop OS,,, so its possible,,
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post #12 of 26
If you ever buy a programer package from Microsoft, they'll give you a book on supported server board and ram makers. You will see 8 gb and even 16 gb on a single stick, but you will be paying for it. I was told a stick of Kingston Reg Ecc 16 Gb is $8,000
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Regulus
My goodness, 32 gigs of ram....that blows my mind just thinking of how great everything would run.

You could use like a gig of ram for every app you use, lol.
That thing's heat would blow my mind away. Literally!
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post #14 of 26
So why don't boards come in Socket 939 with more than 4 slots for RAM? The most I've seen is 8 GB... Why not have 8 slots, 2GB sticks apiece, for 16 GB RAM? Isn't that sopposed to be the advantage of 64-bit anyway? So it can address more memory?
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post #15 of 26
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So why don't boards come in Socket 939 with more than 4 slots for RAM? The most I've seen is 8 GB... Why not have 8 slots, 2GB sticks apiece, for 16 GB RAM? Isn't that sopposed to be the advantage of 64-bit anyway? So it can address more memory?
yeah that is the whole point each individual app can run on the ram not sharing the ram so lets say your multi tasking 3 things in windows if one of them locks up just that program locks up not all of windows since it has its own ram adressed to it not sharing,,,

the reason they dont make boards to support it with more slots is because not enough people use x64 bit systems yet so they dont cater to it,,, some of the new asus and dfi boards can support 8-32 gigs of ram but still only 4 slots,,,
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post #16 of 26
Just because 64-bit can handle addressing more memory, there is nothing for the consumer level that can even come close to addressing that much memory, yet. Because of that, I don't see why motherboard makers would waste the resources to put that many slots on the board.
    
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316
Just because 64-bit can handle addressing more memory, there is nothing for the consumer level that can even come close to addressing that much memory, yet. Because of that, I don't see why motherboard makers would waste the resources to put that many slots on the board.
also a good point and to be honest 4 slots is more then enough for the time being,,, and most who overclock try to just stick to two slots for the stability of higher clocks, anyway
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w00t!
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What the hell would you do with one of those things? Run 16, 32 man Counterstrike Source servers with a t1 line plugged into it? Or 8 BF2 Servers?
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You run 2 64-player BF2 servers, 2 32-player CS:S Servers, 2 32-player HL2 Servers and play DOD:S at the same time with a T3 line
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